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The Oxford Wine Festival 2021

10 September 2021 to 11 September 2021

From £22.50
Oxford Wine Festival 2019

About the Oxford Wine Festival 2021

​How it works

The Oxford Wine Festival 2021 brings together 40 leading wine merchants and vineyards in one of Oxford's most iconic buildings - the Oxford Union. Hundreds of award-winning and rare wines from over twenty countries, accompanied by live music, food, and tutored tastings from the world's foremost wine authorities.

The Oxford Wine Festival takes place in three sessions

10 September (Friday Evening) from 6.00pm to 10.00pm
11 September (Saturday Afternoon) from 12.30pm to 4.30pm
11 September (Saturday Evening) from 6.00pm to 10.00pm

Ticket information

Each ticket includes your first 11 wine samples, and wines can also be purchased by the glass or by the bottle when you find that wine that just hits the spot!

This is an over 18s only event. If there might be any doubt about your age, please bring a photo ID. Please note that toddlers, babies and buggies are not allowed on site.

Good to know

All tickets are fully refundable in the event of postponement or cancellation.

Tutored Tastings

Friday Evening Session:

6.30pm: New Trends in English and Welsh Winemaking - Julia Trustram-Eve, Wines of Great Britain
6.30pm: A Guide to Hungary in Six Wines - Ben Franks, Novel Wines
7.00pm: How French Wines are Adapting to Climate Change - Tim North, Joie de Vin
8.00pm: Exploring D.O. Rías Baixas: the Heartland of Albariño - Alison Dillon UK Ambassador for D.O. Rías Baixas

​Saturday Afternoon Session:

12.30pm: Old Vines Masterclass - Sarah Abbott MW (£10 Supplement)
1.00pm: A Wine Tour of Australia - Jamie Smith, The Online Wine Tasting Club
1.30pm: The Vinous Quarters of Athens: Exploring the Millennia Old Vineyards of Attica - Dr Maria Moutsou, Southern Wine Roads
2.30pm: The Wines of Emilia Romagna - Charles Dall'Omo, San Martino Wine

​Saturday Evening Session:

6.30pm: Beyond Rioja: Discovering the Wine Regions of Spain - Jamie Smith, The Online Wine Tasting Club (SOLD OUT)
7.00pm: The Vineyards of Mendoza: Malbec and More - Mark Bradbury, Ruta 40
7.30pm: The Chinese Wine Renaissance - Janet Wang, author of The Chinese Wine Renaissance
8.00pm: Port Tasting with Anthony Symington, Symington Family Estates

To attend a tutored tasting, you first need to have purchased your tickets to the relevant session of the Oxford Wine Festival. Then simply email us at Ihaveaquestion@oxfordwinefestival.org to reserve your place. Tastings are limited to one per person.

Tutored tastings last for around an hour. Masterclasses last for approximately 90 minutes. Places at all tutored tastings are strictly limited and many are fully booked before the festival starts, so please reserve your places early to avoid disappointment.


10 September 2021
11 September 2021
From £22.50
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The Oxford Union
Frewin Court
Oxford, OX1 3JB
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